The cost of America’s endless wars


America's endless wars

In recent weeks, tensions between the United States and Iran have escalated. Following the U.S. assassination of Iran General Qassem Soleimani, Iran retaliated with rocket attacks on Iraqi bases housing U.S. troops.

Though both sides have backed down, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a non-binding resolution limiting President Trump’s ability to take further military action.

Many in congress doubt the administration’s motivation for the strike against Soleimani – and say they hear “echoes” of the 2003 lead up to the U.S. invasion of Iraq.

After nearly 20 years and more than $6-trillion spent on endless conflict in the Middle East and elsewhere — what has America gained?

Ron Paul is a former Republican Congressman from Texas and presidential candidate. He’s currently the host of the Ron Paul Liberty Report. Throughout his career, Paul has been an outspoken proponent of military non-interventionism. On our TV show, we spoke to him about the current with Iran, and the U.S. drive to war.